Pitchers and catchers are a little more than 2 weeks away from reporting to Spring Training 2015. Today the Yankees revealed a bunch more names that will be in attendance on that date as they officially announced their full list of non-roster invitations to spring camp. The list is headlined by top prospects Luis Severino, Aaron Judge, Jacob Lindgren, Greg Bird, Rob Refsnyder, and Jake Cave. I believe it's the first ST invite for all of them. A group of top MiL relief prospects also got the nod: Nick Rumbelow, Tyler Webb, Nick Goody, and James Pazos.
The 6 players who signed MiL deals all had those formally announced today, confirming their participation in spring camp. Those 6, if you don't remember all of them, include IFers Cole Figueroa, Jonathan Galvez, and Nick Noonan, catchers Juan Graterol and Eddy Rodriguez, and RHP Scott Baker. I'd say Baker actually has the best chance to make the Opening Day roster from this group.
The rest of the invite list is a mixture of former players/prospects with something to prove, a few warm bodies, and extra catching depth: Andrew Bailey, Trent Garrison, Cito Culver, Kyle Roller, Kyle Higashioka, Slade Heathcott, Francisco Arcia, Vicente (formerly Jose) Campos, Diego Moreno, and Wilking Rodriguez.
Along with the full 40-man roster, this will give the Yankees 66 players participating in ST this year, barring any additional late signings. Check out the full team press release on the invitations here.